Renault has unveiled a limited edition Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy, which
features 10 percent more power and a stiffer suspension.
The Trophy badge symbolizes sharper handling and increased performance coupled with exclusivity and distinctive styling. The Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy now features the same ingredients at the Megane R.S. 275 Trophy and joins this limited-edition series of high-performance models.
The Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy is aimed at the most demanding customers, such as track-day enthusiasts. It will first go on sale in Europe, from June 2015, before being released in about 10 other countries.
Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy is More Potent in Every Area
Thanks to revised engine mapping, the Clio Trophy has 10 percent more power and torque, 220 hp and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm). 205 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque is possible, thanks to a torque boost in fourth and fifth gears. The car also benefits from a larger turbo, an air intake designed to minimize pressure losses and a revised exhaust system to accommodate the latest Euro6 catalytic converter (and minimize back pressure losses).
EDC transmission has been refined and now enables up 30 percent faster gear changes. Down changes are now more rapid, thanks notably to reduced travel of the steering wheel paddles.
A Stop&Start system works in Normal mode but is deactivated in Sport and Race modes.
The 2015 Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy includes a lower, stiffer Trophy chassis: the Clio is lower by 20mm at the front and 10mm at the rear (unladen). Firmer shock absorbers have been fitted and are coupled with hydraulic bump stops.
A new, faster rack (with ratio reduced from 14.5:1 to 13.2:1) makes steering even more precise and direct.
The Clio R.S. 220 Trophy EDC is fitted with high-performance Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 R18 rubber and 18-inch black diamond-effect RADICAL wheels.